Aug 8, 2013 5:00am EDT
. saluting troops at camp alanson, president obama responded to the ongoing security threats telling marines the u.s. is taking it seriously. >> the united states is never going to retreat from the world. we do not get terrorized. we're going to keep standing up for interest. >> moore draws strikes were reported in yemen this morning where u.s. embassy staff or if actuated earlier this week. they thwarted an alleged threat by al qaeda. u.s. officials seemed skeptical of the claim. >> we work closely with the yemeni government. i'm not going to get into any specifics from here. i'm what was a wasn't part of a threat stream. >> they will continue to keep 19 and the seas and consulates close throughout the rest of the week. embassies because of terror threats and the terrorists have won. >> the white house has not made any changes in terms of the precaution they are taking as a result of the threat. >> any word how long they will stay shut down? untily will be closed saturday, august 10. the state department has not said if they plan to extend those closures beyond that other than to say they w
Aug 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
could be contentious. >> president obama has canceled his face-to-face sitdown with russia's resident. >> the administration is showing they are still willing to work together >> with russia. >>tracy mitchell is live with the very latest. good morning. >> good morning. that meeting is going to happen later today here in washington. it is expected to be intense. frye had a lot of fish to this election. hageln kerry and chuck will sit down with their russian counterparts today. the relationship with the countries has become chilly. >> if you are not making counterproposals, we cannot have a discussion. >> common ground has been steadily decreasing. and thements over syria final straw, russia ranting a silent to edward snowden. >> there is ample justification to return mr. stone to the united states. >> president obama is pulling out of a summit with the russian president. >> the relationship was not at the point to have a presidential-level meeting. >> this puts extra pressure today. the hope is they can make progress on the issues and find some common ground. >> i would hope that the r
Aug 13, 2013 5:00am EDT
fallot is following john kerry to latin america. >> key allies are concerned even as president obama requests a special commission to review u.s. by policy. >> hallie jackson is live with the very latest. >> some leaders are demanding more information after reports that brazil is the number one target when it comes to an essay monitoring -- nsa monitoring. john kerry's preemptive editorial attempted to ease tensions about u.s. spy tactics. >> we have been open and honest and we are going to keep sharing as much as we can. defended surveillance techniques as legal and downplayed talk about divisions between the u.s. and its closest allies in the region. >> it goes beyond a top line. it is rooted in law. >> i want to make clear that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> president obama began his vacation and the white house released this memo to examine how information is collected and how to restore public trust in the program. >> it is not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs. the american people need to have confidence in them as well.